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Annual report 2003 - 2004



Annual report 2003 - 2004

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Department of the Chief Minister


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Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).






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40 DEPARTMENT OF THE CHIEF MINISTER O U TP U T G R O U P S Coordinated the tenth annual South East Asia Australia Offshore Conference (SEAAOC) in Darwin in June 2004 to showcase the Territorys petroleum developments and opportunities. The event once again attracted a record number of delegates. Established a strategy to develop a gas hub for domestic uses in the Southern Bonaparte Gulf Basin which could be based around the Blacktip field. Participated in Minister Hendersons trade mission to Japan, meeting with key potential gas-based manufacturing companies in order to attract these to consider establishing projects in the NT. Participated in Australias promotion of its LNG capabilities in delegations to Washington (December 2003) and Melbourne (January 2004). Formulated a strategy to facilitate the development of the Sunrise gas field and bring the gas onshore to Darwin. This strategy envisages close cooperation with the Commonwealth and the project proponents. Conducted a series of supply chain studies including an Australian Tyre Import Study and the National Freight Consolidation Study. Provided support and facilitation in the areas of company relations, land and legal issues, commonwealth relations and environmental impact statement for the Alcan and TTP projects. A dedicated Singapore to Darwin shipping service commenced to facilitate international trade. Coordinated the Northern Territory Governments participation in the Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre. Established a Northern Territory Research and Innovation Board and $1 million fund over three years to support the research economy and government policy in the areas of Tropical and Desert Knowledge. Facilitated the establishment of the Desert Knowledge Australia Statutory Corporation and provision of ongoing support services. Monitored, updated and reported on progress against priority actions listed against Building a Better Territory: The Economic Development Strategy for the Northern Territory. Facilitated the feasibility assessment of a cruise ship terminal in Darwin harbour which incorporated extensive public consultation to determine requirements. An artists impression of the Darwin City Waterfront Project Draft Masterplan.